Sets benchmark of diversity, creativity and fashion
Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2018 edition was Lheld from August 22 at St. Regis hotel, Mumbai. The 38th season aimed to support new talent and introduced inclusive platforms, while addressing the insatiable fashion palate of its patrons.
The lineup of 90 designers showcased over five days had something for everyone. The season hosted a perfect mix of upcoming talent and the industry’s most established names that set an unparalleled benchmark of diversity, creativity and fashion. Monisha Jaising, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abraham & Thakore, Amit Aggarwal, Ritu Kumar, Narendra Kumar, Kallol Datta, Ashish N Soni, Nachiket Barve, Gaurang, Pankaj & Nidhi among other designers came together to present the best of fashion through sustainable and inclusive collaborations.
Since its inception, Lakmé Fashion Week has strived to promote young talent, taken the lead on the digital front, has been at the helm of kick starting conversations on beauty and continues to excel by innovation as a global fashion platform. Newly launched ‘The Platform’ in association with smartwater presented three emerging designers this season. Also, taking forward the legacy of giving fresh faces a chance to take to the ramp, six models made a runway debut this August. Followed by 29 fresh faces who were chosen at the plus size model auditions, who walked for aLL-The Plus Size Store’s show.
International hair and make-up artists Daniel Bauer, Florian Hurel, Franco Vallelonga returned with their magical strokes at the upcoming season of Lakmé Fashion Week.
“Lakme Fashion Week has always brought together the best of both beauty and fashion. Winter/Festive 2018 has showcased the latest trends and concepts in fashion and beauty,” AshwathSwaminathan, Head of Innovations, Lakme, said in a statement. According to JaspreetChandok, Head-Fashion, IMG Reliance Ltd,“Since its inception, Lakme Fashion Week has presented the best of fashion and showcased exceptional talent and skill from the industry and this season it has continued to bring forth new fashion ideas, along with a focus towards making the platform more inclusive, sustainable and global in its outlook.
The show witnessed return of MonishaJaising, this time as a Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale Designer, where she brought aliveLakmé’s beauty theme of Shades of a Diva. The Finale showcasedMonisha’s fashion sensibility which was influenced by her prima donna personality and fits perfectly with Lakmé’s beauty theme. Her figure- sculpting silhouette creations saw the use of precious elements and colourful fabrics in both, muted like sweet lilac and bold like peacock green, palettes. The embroidery on the designs derive inspiration from global art, which in turn complemented the ‘diva-licious’ Lakmé Grand Finale stage.